Re: [Proposal] Revised Social Contract
On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 07:43:55PM +0000, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> > We acknowledge that some of our users require the use of software
> > that don't conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines. We
> > support interoperability standards such as "Linux System Base", and
> > will accept bug reports where our system violates those standards.
> [I think it's "Standard Base".]
You are correct. My mistake.
> > <snip here>
> > To make our system more attractive to people with mild
> > dependencies on non-free software, we have created "contrib" and
> > "non-free" areas in our internet archive. The software in these
> > directories is not needed by most people, and we do not
> > guarantee all software in the non-free area may be distributed in other
> > ways. Thus, although we're working to reduce people's dependence
> > on non-free software, we support users who are still dependent.
> > Additionally, w
> > <to here>
> [All above snip IMHO]
> > [W]e will work to find, package and support free alternatives to
> > non-free software so people who use only free software can work
> > with users of non-free software.
> > - --
> > Raul
> I'd be happier with the snips indicated above, reducing clause 5
> to three sentences. I'm not sure that the bits about reducing
> dependence on non-free are germane.
Hmm... you may be right -- that might be better as rationale than as
part of the contract.
Unless I see reason to think otherwise, I'll fix this tonight.